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Power Mac G3 Score!

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Found this beauty with the original box and everything, fully upgraded and running 10.2 for only 125$ at a place called WeirdStuff! I made a video too of me opening it and turning it on, its got a lot of extras that I'm not sure about, hoping you guys can help me out.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9ePFxDOYL8&feature=youtu.be

 

Part list:

Power Macintosh G3
Yosemite ("Blue and White") Rev 1
550MHz (Powerlogix G3 Upgrade)
1GB Memory
ATI Radeon 7000 32MB
80GB WDC 800JB
Zip Drive (250MB)
PCI:
    ACARD ATA 100/133
    Sonnet Tempo Trio ATA/USB/Firwire
    OrangeMicro Grappler Ultra SCSI 930U
Original Keyboard and Mouse
OS X 10.2 Fresh Install

 

Do you guys think I can install OS 8 or 9 on this thing? If so, will all the cards work with it natively? Also, does anyone have the cover for the zip drive?

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Nice! Weird Stuff is great, but rarely has interesting vintage Mac stuff anymore.

I think I remember seeing a Power Mac 9600 there a while back, it didn't work and was being sold for 50$. it was gone the next time i was there, 3 days later.

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Ooooo, nice.  I almost bought that when I was there the other day with Mori512k. :D  I was on the fence.  I love computers when they have their original boxes and stuff. :p  I just couldn't justify bringing home another computer.  Pretty cool that someone here picked it up.

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9.0-9.2.2 will be really great on that hardware. I ended up settling on 9.2.1 or 9.2.2 for mine when I was actively using it, and even without a faster G3 or a G4 add-on (I had a /450 1M G3 CPU) it was great.

 

If you're specifically looking for an OS 9 machine, that system should make you happy. have fun with it!

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I went to Weird Stuff last year when I was in the area and did not see many interesting machines (at least not in the area open to customers), but I did load up on cables and adapters for old Macs, and bought some software. It was fun to look around.

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Only thing I know of that 9.2.2 doesn't work with is the original Civilization.  You need a CivHack extension, otherwise it'll crash.  The extension doesn't work with 9.2.2.  Only reason I keep my machine on 9.2.1.

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